There wasn’t much breaking local news in Antioch around this time in 1969. Front-page stories included the new girls’ softball team and the passed referendum for Grasslake School.
Did you know that you can read the Antioch News’ archived issue in its entirety for June 12, 1969?
We all know it’s Cinco de Mayo (which isn’t “Mexican Independence Day”, as many people presume); check out these significant events that happened on May 5:
Mexican Army turn back the French at Puebla de Los Angelos (origin of Cinco de Mayo celebrations) 1862
First American in space 1961
Allies end the occupation of West Germany 1955
Napoleon dies in exile 1821
Cy Young throws a perfect game 1904